FORT COLLINS – CSU has narrowed the list of potential contractors for its proposed stadium down to seven.
Interviews for those that have been shortlisted will be carried out by the university Oct. 17 and 18, according to Mike Hooker, executive director of public affairs and communications at CSU.
The firms that have been shortlisted are:
- Austin/Pinkard, a joint venture between Dallas-based Austin Industries and Lakewood-based Pinkard Construction Co.
- Haselden /Barton Malow, a joint venture between Denver-based Haselden Construction and Detriot-based Barton Malow Company
- Hensel Phelps Construction Co., based in Greeley
- M. A. Mortenson Construction, based in Minneapolis.
- PCL Construction Services, Inc., based in Denver
- Saunders/Hunt, a joint venture between Centennial-based Saunders Construction Inc. and Hunt Construction Group, based in Scottsdale, Ariz.
- Turner Construction/GH Phipps Construction, a joint venture between Denver-based Turner Construction and Greenwood Village-based GH Phipps Construction Cos.
The idea for an on-campus stadium was first brought up at the end of 2011, at which point CSU embarked upon a feasibility study. In October 2012, CSU President Tony Frank recommended that fundraising for the stadium commence, with the stipulation that half of the cost of the stadium must be raised from private donations within two years. At the time, the estimated cost of the stadium was $246 million.
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Last week, one year after fundraising began, Frank said in a letter to the CSU Board of Governors that the estimated cost had been revised down by $20 million and that he expected to be one-third of the way to the fundraising goal, now at $113 million, by the end of 2013.
The stadium project has been hotly contested in the Fort Collins community, with many Fort Collins residents saying that the stadium would be too large in the middle of town, parking would be inadequate and that money should be directed to academics.
Read more about the potential stadium here.
Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that PCL Construction Services was headquartered in Canada. The company was founded in Canada but is now headquartered in Denver.